This summer marked my very first visit to California’s Disneyland! I got my official “First Visit” pin and all the attention from cast members that came with it. I’m never one to shy away from attention.
Although I feel bad that my husband and kids weren’t there with me to enjoy it with – as they, too, have never been to Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventures – I did have some amazing friends with whom to enjoy the parks.
Why You Should Visit Disneyland During Summer of Heroes
Your favorite superheroes, along with an exciting new Disneyland attraction that everyone is talking about, is why it’s the place to visit this summer.
Imagine The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces to bring you themed food and drinks, unique experiences, and photo opportunities that will last a lifetime!
We even spotted Hawkeye and the Avengers vehicle drive right by us. Obviously, the best looking Avenger.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
The newest attraction in Disney California Adventure Park is also the one everybody is talking about! Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! looks daunting. And it is. I totally chickened out, but in my defense, I had eaten 15 minutes before and you have to wait half an hour…
Anyway, I did go the line as far as I could go without riding. The BREAKOUT ride is the beefed-up, movie-themed version of Tower of Terror. I rode that. Once was enough. But, I do love the Guardians theme throughout, from the exterior line, through the interior queue, and even on the ride itself. And though I couldn’t bring myself to ride, those who braved through the screams definitely did not regret it.
Everyone’s Favorite Show, Fantasmic! Returns
When it was announced during D23 Expo that Disney’s longest-running and most popular nighttime spectacular, Fantasmic! was returning, the entire building cheered. When we were told that we get a preview before anyone else that very night, the cheering turned to screaming.
Sit along the Rivers of America at Disneyland and you’ll be treated to the enhanced state-of-the-art projection technology that will present a brighter, more vivid show featuring characters from Disney animated classics such as Aladdin; one of the dazzling new scenes finds Aladdin and Jasmine floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet during “A Whole New World.”
I mean, honestly you guys. If THIS is my Space Mountain face, can you imagine me on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT?
Other Disneyland Summer of Heroes Events
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!
Bust a move to the thundering sound of classic rock as Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot host an epic dance off where you’re the hero.
Avengers Training Initiative
Summon your courage! Enter an elite circle as Black Widow and Hawkeye show young Super Hero trainees what it takes to save the world.
Heroic Encounter: Black Widow
Catch Black Widow’s dynamic arrival and join her team of new recruits―then capture the moment as you meet her face to face.
Encounter Super Heroes in Hollywood Land
Grab a shield and awaken your Spidey senses! Get ready to meet the legendary heroes Captain America and Spider-Man.
Hero Action Center
Discover your inner Super Hero when you take a revealing interactive quiz and begin your quest to be more heroic every day.
The Collector’s Warehouse
From the far reaches of the galaxy, The Collector has compiled apparel and gifts that will be perfect additions to your collection.
Show your Summer of Heroes spirit with clothing, costumes, and accessories that’ll get you ready to Hero Up.